He set himself on fire around 4 pm local time near Tsoga Monastery.
The police reportedly arrived at the scene and immediately took away his body and the site of the protest was blocked by a huge police presence.
There is no further information on Pema Gayltsen and his current condition remains unknown.
It is said, however, he carried his protest against the suppressive measures taken to Tibetan people by the ruling government.
When I saw the painful news of his protest online, did I also come across with an excerpt from 'White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings' by Tsewang Y. Pemba.
I share it here as I do feel it explains all - why Pema Gyaltsen and many other had to take this painful way of protest.
"Tenga was convinced that one must own the soil beneath one's feet and the sky above one's head - or else, one owned nothing. Religion, culture, politics, food habits, clothes, language, songs and dances - all these things came much much later. They were mere sophistications.
All he asked for was that the soil beneath his feet and the sky above his had - be his.
That's all he wanted.
That's all he asked for.
That is True Freedom.
That is True Liberation."
Excerpt from 'White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings' by Tsewang Y. Pemba
May the true freedom and liberation come to the Land of Snows and world so as nobody
has to live and die like this.